Its long been said that a person can die from a broken heart. Although it may not be the clinical reason actress Debbie Reynolds died on Wednesday, the death of her daughter, Carrie Fisher, just one day prior may very well have contributed to her death. According to CNN, Todd confirmed that his mother, Debbie Reynolds, 84, died just hours after telling her son, Todd Fisher, that she missed her daughter, "Star Wars" actress Carrie Fisher who passed away on Tuesday at a Los Angeles Hospital.

TMZ reports that Debbie, who was a Hollywood star in the 1950s and 1960s, was rushed to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles shortly after 1:00 p.m. after someone at Todd Fisher's Beverly Hills home called 911 to report a possible stroke victim. A report from NBC News indicates that she was planning her daughter's funeral when she became short of breath.

Can you really die of a broken heart?

A report from NBC News states that "broken heart syndrome" (takotsubo cardiomyopathy) is real and that it's the "number one cause of death in a grieving spouse." Although research shows that it commonly happens to elderly people after the death of a spouse, it makes sense that a close relationship between an elderly mother and her child could have the same result.

Debbie Reynolds was 84 at the time of her death on Wednesday, and although her son did not give an exact cause of death, Twitter has been buzzing about the actress and her heartbreak over the death of her daughter Carrie.

Twitter grieves for Debbie and Carrie

Its been a sad year when it comes to reports of celebrity deaths, and the passing of Debbie Reynolds and her daughter Carrie Fisher is a sad way to say goodbye to 2016.

"A mother's heartbreak can simply be to [sic] much... Debbie Reynolds Rest eternally," actor Nick Tarabay tweeted on Wednesday.

Actor Lorenzo Lamas agreed, tweeting that Reynolds' death is "proof that you can die of a broken heart."

Debbie Reynolds is survived by her son, Todd Fisher, and her granddaughter (Carrie's daughter), Billie Lourd.

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